Pregnant and Poor: The fight in Sarasota

Oct 22, 2015

The Florida Department of Health wants Sarasota County to privatize its prenatal care in the next three years. And that has its southern neighbors worried – after all, when Charlotte County privatized health care, residents started leaving the county for care.

This week on Gulf Coast Live! we speak with Doris Weatherford, author of “They Dared To Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History.” The book, published in May by the University Press of Florida, offers an extensive look into Florida’s powerful women through time.

This week women veterans from throughout Florida will meet in Tampa for the 2nd Annual Women Veterans’ Conference. The goal is to sign them up for available benefits and resources.

This is the second year the state is reaching out to women veterans. The conference has expanded to two days, July 30-31, 2015, at the University of South Florida Tampa campus to accommodate demand.

Florida has 160,000 women veterans living in the state, yet some of those women do not consider themselves a veteran and many more have never applied for veterans’ benefits.

Matching women veterans with available benefits, resources and support is the goal of the 2nd Annual Women Veterans’ Conference July 30-31, 2015 at the University of South Florida

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls wants to implement a bystander intervention training program. This comes after the commission released its study on sexual violence in the area.